Terrorism

Tunisian security forces open a gate to allow an ambulance carrying wounded victims from a gunmen attack at Tunis' famed Bardo Museum on March 18, 2015 to pass. At least 17 foreigners were killed, they were among 19 people who died in the attack by two men armed with assault rifles on the museum, the interior ministry said. The attack appeared to be the worst on foreigners in Tunisia since an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing on a synagogue killed 14 Germans, two French and five Tunisians on the island of Djerba in 2002. (Credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Expert: Tunisia Museum Massacre Targeted Both People And Culture

A local expert Wednesday night said a mass shooting at a museum in Tunisia amounted to a statement by terrorists against both people and the culture they represent.

03/18/2015

A sketch of defendants Akhror Saidakhmetov (left)  and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev in Brooklyn federal court on accusations that they tried to join ISIS. The pair, along with Abror Habibov, face charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. (Credit: Jane Rosenberg; background: CBS2)

Men Accused Of Plotting To Join ISIS Plead Not Guilty In Brooklyn Court

The suspects — Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abror Habibov — appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday.

03/13/2015

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Schumer: FAA Must Upgrade Computer Security Against Hackers

The New York Democrat said Sunday that has written to the Federal Aviation Administration to urge the agency to immediately implement several security upgrades to protect the systems.

03/08/2015

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Vietnamese Man Pleads Not Guilty To Terrorism Charges In New York

Minh Quang Pham pleaded not guilty to charges that include providing material support to al Qaeda, receiving military training from the terrorist organization in Yemen and possession of a firearm intended for use in crimes of violence.

03/04/2015

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Vietnamese Man Extradited From UK To Face US Terror Charge

A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.

03/03/2015

Abid Naseer

Documents Obtained After Bin Laden Raid Presented In Terror Trial At Brooklyn Court

Declassified al-Qaida documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.

02/25/2015

Jersey City skyline (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

2-Day Anti-Terrorism Workshop Kicks Off In Jersey City

How would the city that is home to New Jersey’s financial center react to a terror attack on its mass transit system, or a “lone wolf” attack by individual or multiple gunmen?

02/25/2015

FILE -- Israeli police inspect the cafeteria at Hebrew University where a bomb exploded  July 31, 2002, in Jerusalem, Israel. (credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO/Getty Images)

NYC Jury Finds Palestinian Authorities Liable For Terror Attacks

In finding the Palestinian authorities liable in the attacks, jurors awarded the victims $218.5 million in damages for the bloodshed. The U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act could allow for that to be tripled.

02/23/2015

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Prosecutor: Terror Trial Defendant Khaled Al-Fawwaz Eagerly Served Bin Laden

A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial that the defendant was a top aide to Osama bin Laden nearly a decade before deadly bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa.

02/18/2015

Abid Naseer

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative, On Trial In Brooklyn, Cross-Examines Convicted Terrorist

Abid Naseer questioned Najibulla Zazi for about an hour. Naseer is acting as his own attorney at his trial in federal court in Brooklyn.

02/18/2015

Abid Naseer

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Abid Naseer’s Trial Opens In NYC

Assistant U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the failed conspiracy in 2009 called for attacks in New York City, England and Denmark.

02/17/2015

Egyptian Coptic women attend a Mass in Cairo on Feb. 17, 2015, led by Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II to honor the memory of the Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly slain by Islamic State group militants in Libya. (credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Coptic Christians To Hold Prayer Service For Beheading Victims In Libya

The prayer service with be held Thursday night at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in East Brunwick.

02/17/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Commissioner Bratton Unveils Plans For New High-Tech Anti-Terror Police Unit

The unit of 350 cops will be specially trained in high-tech weaponry to deal with protests, lone-wolf attacks and evolving threats posed by terrorists.

01/29/2015

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Prosecutor At Trial: Defendant In US Embassy Bombings Was Top Bin Laden Aide

Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.

01/22/2015

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Brooklyn-Born Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Sending $67K To Al Qaeda

Wesam El-Hanafi, who was born in Brooklyn, said he’d spent the nearly five years since his arrest reflecting on his actions.

01/20/2015

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